, attached to 2000-06-24

Review by westbrook

westbrook Good first set, albeit short. Moma and Jim both stretch out in their Type I jams. This Tweezer would be a treat anywhere but it being in the first set makes it even more noteworthy. You can draw some parallels between the Radio City Ghost and this jam, with both featuring thick grooves led by some fabulous playing from Mike while Trey hangs back, giving the jam a very chilled vibe and a deliberate pace. Despite sharing these characteristics, this Tweezer does not develop into anything as transcendent as the movement that begins around minute 16 of the Radio City Ghost. In fact it takes several attempts for the band to successfully build off of the central groove, but if you enjoy the journey you'll appreciate this jam very much.

The second set suffers from both a lack of jamming and questionable setlist choices. BOAF starts the set off on the right foot but following that up with Bug immediately disrupts the flow. There's a reason the ballad type songs usually come later in the set. My Sweet One is botched but at least it leads to some stage banter. Antelope is a step in the right direction with Trey using his pedals to create some cool swells in the jam, but then we're right back down with Frankie Says, which is a good song but doesn't do the set any favors in this spot. Carini, Squirming Coil, Caspian continues the up and down feel of the set and doesn't allow for any momentum to build. A quadruple encore is nothing to sneeze at and it makes up a bit for the lackluster second set.

3/5


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